2017 Kongsgaard VioRous

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"VioRous 2017 Kongsgaard Napa Valleyis a blend of Viognier and Roussanne, our favorite white Rhone varietals. In the early 2000s, the wine was a 50/50 blend from the original planting at the Judge vineyard. We are now making a sublime pure Viognier from the vineyard at the winery, which we blend with the Viognier and Roussanne from The Judge vineyard resulting in the wine now having a majority of Viognier. You will see that the result is pretty astonishing. 2016 was the first vintage with these proportions and Galloni found “a measure of translucence and purity that previous vintages have not shown.” To preserve its freshness, this wine is fermented in older barrels and always bottled after just 8 months. We recommend enjoying it in its vibrant youth, but the aged bottles are unique and marvelous with cheese or fruit dessert and are among our favorite wines."